Facebook and Twitter spent so long worrying about moderation, they forgot they could just pound the "ban" button.
Earlier this week, Facebook employees warned that military product ads were being advertised against news about DC riots. The company did not act.
“It’s a ghost town."
Right-wing extremists used Facebook to call for the overthrow of the government and storm the US Capitol in the period leading up to the Jan. 6 insurrection, according to a new report.
But on Sunday, BuzzFeed News continued to find ads for firearm accessories on the social network, more than 22 hours after Facebook announced its temporary suspension.
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“Whether through negligence or with full knowledge, Facebook is placing profit ahead of our Nation’s democracy.”
And they are moving to Signal and Telegram as a result.
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Those arrested include a bodybuilder, a tattoo artist, a member of neo-Confederate and militant groups, an organizer of a Trump boat parade, and a man convicted of attempted first-degree murder.
“Patriots inside, baby!” Derrick Evans, a newly elected member of the state's House of Delegates, shouted as he livestreamed on Facebook.
“What excuse did we use not to ban him this time?”
The mob that forced Congress to flee organized on both obscure and mainstream sites.
Social media companies banned Trump, but not the groups he inspired.
“We are extending the block indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks,” wrote CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the announcement.
"What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?"
While violent supporters stormed the Capitol, Donald Trump cheered them on using the last tool he has: the internet.
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“It feels like we are trying to justify doing a bad thing by hiding behind people with a sympathetic message."
"We all get the privilege of seeing the future because we are making it.”
Sikhs are rallying in Silicon Valley in support of protesting Indian farmers.
A departing Facebook employee said the social network's failure to act on hate speech “makes it embarrassing to work here.”
Facebook is on track for record ad revenue this year. That’s partly due to its lax approach to stopping scammers, hackers, and disinformation peddlers who buy ads that rip off and manipulate people, say former and current workers.
Lies about science, civil rights, and the vote itself have turned Americans against one another.
Forty-eight attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission filed suit against the company Wednesday.
“The quantity of these scams is so huge that it's not possible to check them by human labor.”
Delta Air Lines said Kiersten Bak violated their social media policy. She says she was just calling out harassment from trolls.
Internal data shows that labels on President Trump’s posts decrease reshares by about 8%. They still account for some of the most engaging posts on the platform.
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“What we learned after Kenosha is that Facebook’s call to arms policy didn’t just fail. It was never designed to function properly in the first place.”
Ukraine’s Azov movement, which the State Department calls a “nationalist hate group,” is running ads, organizing violence, and exporting its far-right ideas.
Facebook’s CEO also said Steve Bannon’s comments about beheading government officials did not warrant his complete removal from the platform.
Watch out for baseless claims of voter fraud.